First stop: Cougar Crest. Tony selfie with the cougar.
art on the wall in the Cougar Crest tasting room
First stop: Cougar Crest -- great tasting menu!
picnic in the Cougar Crest tasting room
Stopped to get meat and cheese at our favorite Italian deli -- Cugini.
First day's purchases: 3 from Cougar Crest, 8 from Walla Walla Vintners.
Thursday night downtown at the "Sip and Stroll" -- first (and best stop): Sinclair. Got a bottle of red blend called Vixen.
At Sinclair tasting room
Beautiful morning -- but smoke from BC fires makes a hazy horizon
Smoke makes the view hazy.
We had an AMAZING private tasting at RASA. Got two bottles of their QED, 2015 and 2014. Can't wait to do a side-by-side tasting.
Tony looking overwhelmed at RASA. Our favorite tasting of the trip.
Next stop: Enchanted Cellars. They were chosen as the signature wine for the commissioning of the USS Washington -- newest submarine. We got three bottles with the special Navy label.
Picnic on the deck at Amavi. It was 100+ degrees but we did it anyway.
Our favorite photo spot -- the deck at Amavi
View from the deck at Amavi
Back to the pool to cool off.
Tony in pool mode
The smoke made for cool looking sun
Breakfast early at Eggs and Bacon, then a trip to the farmer's market. Got beautiful home grown tomatoes, and two of the juiciest peaches I've ever had.
Waiting for the barrel tasting at Walla Walla Faces -- now Johnson Ridge.
Then found this yummy red blend at Sleight of Hand. And some incredible cab franc rose
Picked up lunch at Olive and then back to the pool for a picnic
Pre-dinner cocktails at the bar at the Marc
We did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings from March. First course: halibut with risotto. Wine: Chardonnay
the dining room at the Marc
Second course: lamb. Wine: Red blend